Fully OHSA compliant, Kee Hatch Access Guardrail has been specially designed to for safe egress and ingress through roof hatches. It also gives protection to the roof opening when the hatch is open. It’s suitable for all roof hatches and easily integrates with existing openings and ladderways.
Why do you need Kee Hatch Access Guardrail?
Secure Roof Access
Just a moment of distraction can turn an open roof access hatch into a hazard. It’s why OSHA requires roof access points to be protected by a standard railing and gate. Kee Hatch® guardrail and roof hatch door protect your roof access points by surrounding the opening, mitigating the risk.
It might not seem it, but transitioning from a ladder through a roof hatch can be a hazardous process. Kee Hatch® mitigates the risk of fall hazards by making the transition safer with a roof hatch railing and self-closing gate that also serves as a grab bar for entering and exiting.
Kee Hatch® requires no special tools or training to install it and you’ll receive step-by-step instructions too. The modular design makes it easy to make any adjustments on site, whilst the system easily integrates with existing openings and ladderways.
Meeting and exceeding OSHA requirements, Kee Hatch® railing protects roof hatches with guardrail and a self-closing gate.
Fits all Hatches
With multiple sizes available, Kee Hatch® integrates with all new or existing roof access hatches.
The roof hatch railing protects the opening and becomes a grab rail for climbers, ensuring safer transitions.
The mounting brackets bolt directly to the hatch frame, saving your roof membrane from any damage.
Video Overview of Kee Hatch®
Kee Hatch® Lite
Light in weight. Heavy in features.
Exceeds minimum strength requirements for railings
Lightweight, only 55 pounds for easy on-site handling
Aluminum, not plastic or FRP, will not break or deteriorate from UV.
Only a few components for 20-minute installation by one person.
Fastclip™ connection at the base makes installation quick & easy.
Exact fit for Bilco, Babcock Davis & Nystrom RailingReady® roof hatches, and all others.
Unique drop-in fitting for quick installation of top and mid-rails
Highest standards for rooftop safety
OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.23, 29 CFR 1910.27
Exceeds OSHA requirements for railings
Protects workers while hatch is open
Safety Gate option ensures safety around the entire opening
Kee Hatch is designed to protect all exposed sides of the opening to protect a user from falling in. When in the open position, the lid of the hatch meets the requirements for a leading edge barrier and does not require a guardrail.
Simply put – yes. A ladder-up bar will not prevent a user from falling into the opening. In fact, we recommend removing ladder-up bars after installing KeeHatch as it they are difficult to safely operate while maintain 3-points of contact on the ladder. If ingress or egress is your concern we recommend requesting offset handles on your hatch to provide hand-holds for users climbing in and out of the hatch.
When a hatch lid is closed, the lid is covering the hole and thus eliminates the hazard completely. However, in our decades of experience we find that most users do not close the lid while they are working on the roof for fear of getting locked on the roof. Even if you close the lid every time, it doesn’t mean that everyone accessing the roof does. Therefore, we recommend protecting all roof hatches using Kee Hatch railing.
In the downloads section below is our model selection sheet – this will help you get the right measurements and select the correct hatch model. Alternatively, give us a call and one of our experts will quickly walk you through the required dimensions and get the right system ordered for you.